Many of us think of biographies as long-form books…15,000 words or more.
But short biographies — those in the 100-500 word range — are very useful. Here are a few reasons to create your own autobiography:
== Use it as part of your resume’.
== It’s helpful when you are appointed to a new business position, or if you change industries. It can tell readers or potential clients about your skills.
== If you write an article for a professional publication, a very short bio (50-100 words) can briefly describe why you’re qualified to write that article.
What to put in your own autobiography? I nearly always include (1) my education, (2) my areas of specialization since graduation, (3) why I developed the specialties I did, and (4) the specific ways I can assist my clients.
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